What other club has the most exciting situation right now?

ScragCity

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Funny isn’t it. So many people have been adamant Geelong are going off a cliff the last couple of years. People were actually laughing at them. And here they are still competing.

People have been predicting Geelong will fall off a cliff for at least 6 years.
 

TiAn_

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People have been predicting Geelong will fall off a cliff for at least 6 years.

Hard to see which part of the ground is going to suddenly drop away for them. They’ll recruit mids to replace Dangerfield and Selwood. Bruhn is a good start.
 

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Geelong also do things like draft Sam DeKoning 4 picks after we took Cody Weightman then pick up Tyson Stengle for free 2 years later.
 

Jeff 1975

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Funny isn’t it. So many people have been adamant Geelong are going off a cliff the last couple of years. People were actually laughing at them. And here they are still competing.


Thought their backline might have struggled, however it doesn’t seem to be the case
Recruitment is very good and their commitment is excellent
 

Lex22

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Flip the question on its head and who has the worst list - I’d go with West Coast. They are toast for years ahead.
Seems horrible off this season, but they shouldn’t have been that bad on paper anyway. I think they’ll be a lot more competitive next year and history says that West Coast don’t take long to rebuild.

Hawthorn I think gets worse before it gets better. Very little young talent and the old guys they have are all still relied upon. Their list is in horrible shape.

I don’t like much of what St Kilda are building either. They seem at that Brad Scott stage now (no mans land). Could be terrible in a season or 2.
 

threenewpadlocks

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Sydney have contributing players that are still very young and have prime opportunity for improvement (Gulden, Warner, Rowbottom, Blakey).

This is before going onto Heeney and Mills - two All-Australians who are 24 and 25. Teams like Melbourne and Geelong this year who had multiple All-Australians did so because their players were 28, 29, 30 - when players hit their peak.

If McDonald isn't the answer they look a bit suspicious post Reid/Franklin, but that's really about it for major medium-term weaknesses.